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AUTO SALES: Tesla’s China Registrations Soar to Record After Shanghai Plant Reopens

  • Date: 17-04-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Bloomberg

Registrations of Tesla Inc. vehicles rose to a record last month in China after the electric-car maker resumed production at its Shanghai plant that was temporarily idled because of the coronavirus outbreak.

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EMISSIONS: Business backs vehicle emissions laws - Letter to EU policy makers

  • Date: 17-04-20
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: The Climate Group

Companies have called on the President of the European Commission, Ursula Von der Leyen, to push ahead with 2020 CO2 targets for cars, vans and trucks.

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AUTO SALES: Expert says crisis probably worse for auto industry than last recession

  • Date: 16-04-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Auto News

The coronavirus crisis could be more harmful to the auto industry than the Great Recession, according to John Casesa, a Wall Street investment banker and former Ford Motor Co. executive.

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EMISSIONS: VW board member says CO2 targets may be harder to reach

  • Date: 16-04-20
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Auto News

FRANKFURT — Disruptions to the auto industry from the coronavirus outbreak could make it harder for automakers to meet the EU’s new CO2 targets, a German politician who is also a member of Volkswagen Group’s supervisory board said.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Electric Vehicles Buoyed by a Backlog and Fresh Air

As Covid-19 crunches car sales globally, a backlog of orders have helped electric vehicles maintain momentum in much of the world —better than gas-powered cars and trucks.

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AUTO SALES: China: Extending subsidies may not reverse EV decline

  • Date: 16-04-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Auto News

SHANGHAI -- Beijing, aiming to help the electrified-vehicle sector pull through the coronavirus outbreak, last month extended subsidies for full-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids for two more years.

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AUTO SALES: Passenger car registrations: -25.6% first quarter of 2020; -55.1% in March

  • Date: 16-04-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: ACEA

In March 2020, the EU passenger car market recorded a dramatic drop (-55.1%) in registrations of new vehicles as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. With containment / lockdown measures taking hold in most markets from around the middle of the month, the vast majority of European dealerships were closed during the second half of March. Consequently, demand across the region fell by more than half last month, dropping from 1,264,569 units registered in March 2019 to 567,308 units.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: Corona crisis: Guidelines for re-launch of EU auto industry

Brussels, 16 April 2020 – As Europe is grappling with the health, social and economic impacts of COVID-19, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has set out four guiding principles for a successful re-launch of the auto industry, which will be vital to the wider economic recovery of the continent.

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